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Dhadkan (2000)

Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother... See full summary »


Dharmesh Darshan


Dharmesh Darshan (dialogue), Naseem Mukri (dialogue) | 2 more credits »
4 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Akshay Kumar ... Ram
Shilpa Shetty Kundra ... Anjali (as Shilpa Shetty)
Sunil Shetty ... Dev
Mahima Chaudhry ... Sheetal Varma (as Mahima Choudhary)
Sharmila Tagore ... Dev's mother
Sushma Seth ... Ram's stepmother
Parmeet Sethi ... Bob
Manjeet Kular ... Nikki
Neeraj Vora ... Babban Miyan
Nilofar Nilofar ... (as Nilofer)
Kiran Kumar ... Anjali's father
Naseem Mukri Naseem Mukri ... Mrs. Malhotra
Anjana Mumtaz ... Anjali's mother
Kader Khan ... Singer (Special Appearance)
Anupam Kher ... Sheetal's father (Special Appearence)


Wealthy Anjali falls in love with poor Dev, both want to get married, but Anjali's family objects and instead get her married to equally wealthy Ram, who lives with his uncaring step-mother and siblings. Anjali finds out that Ram is not respected, but does not care as she does not love him. Ram continues to be affectionate toward her and his family, but Anjali cannot get Dev out of her mind. Then things change, when Ram decides to assert himself and asks his family to leave him and his wife alone. Anjali starts warming up to Ram, when Dev shows up - this Dev is not the poor Dev that Anjali once knew, this Dev is a multi-millionaire, scheming, and devious, and a Dev who will try to win Anjali over by hook or by crook. Written by Calista

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never break a heart...


Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


Kader Khan was brought into the film for the song Dulhe Ka Sehra, after Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan passed away . See more »


Akshay's hairstyle suddenly changes to long hair in 2 songs. See more »

Alternate Versions

A scene where Shilpa Shetty and Akshay Kumar were kissing passionately in the film was banned. See more »


Referenced in Sarabhai V/S Sarabhai: Sharman Kapadia's Trouble (2005) See more »

User Reviews

this film will sweep you off your feet!
24 August 2000 | by bLuR-7See all my reviews

wow! this film was certainly one of the best ones ive seen in recent times. though the story was similar to last year's grand hum dil de chuke sanam, dhadkan is still a memorable film. the film is helped a lot by a clever script, well-choreographed songs, well-written lyrics, and a deep-rooted emotion that no other film has grabbed in recent memory. this movie is also a major weepfest, with absolutely no comic relief (but thats not a bad thing--its nice to see a movie with no annoying comic relief!)

my advice is.. go watch this movie! allow yourself to be swept off your feet for the entire duration of the film, allow yourself to laugh, to cry, to marvel at the excellent dialogues, and the flawless performance of sunil shetty.

my only problem with the film is that the ending is too "bollywood"! they could have improved the ending a lot.. anyways, still a great movie to watch..

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Release Date:

11 August 2000 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Entscheidung aus Liebe See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,380, 13 August 2000

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital


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